Tired Old Queen At The Movies #148

Clip description:

Otto Preminger brings an all-star cast to Washington to shoot Alan Drury’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel ADVISE AND CONSENT (’62). Set against the political atmosphere of the Kennedy Years, the cast includes Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon, Don Murray, George Grizzard, Paul Ford, Gene Tierney in her first role after a five-year bout with mental illness and Charles Laughton in his final screen appearance.

The plot focuses on a controversial political appointment whose ramifications include accusations of Communism, blacklisting, blackmail, homosexuality and all sorts of political intrigue. It’s a fascinating look at politics during what seemed to be a magical era and interesting to contemplate what was relevant then and what is relevant now.